As he gears up for his upcoming concert Becoming Ice which celebrates his 35 years in the entertainment industry, Ice Seguerra honors one of his special guests for his one-night only event who is also one of his inspirations when it comes to being a performing artist. In his Instagram post last October 3, Ice gave credit to the Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid for inspiring him to sing when he was younger.
He wrote, “I grew up listening to Ate @reginevalcasid music. Sino ba namang hindi, di ba? Pinipilit kong abutin yung mga high notes niya nung bata ako. Kaso, wala talaga eh. Kaya kapag lasing ako at may lakas ng loob, sa bidyoke ko talaga kinakanta yung mga songs niya. Doon ko lang nailalabas ang inner Regine ko pero never kong kinanta during a gig, kasi baka batuhin ako ng mga tao dahil pipiyok ako to the max.
“I've always looked up to her coz she's the kind of artist who really brings out the best sa mga kasama niya. Whether on stage or backstage, hindi niya ipaparamdam sa iyo na siya si Regine. Itataas ka pa niya at papalakasin ang loob mo. Pero pramis, pag siya talaga kasama ko mag perform, grabe ako mag aral ng kanta. Haha!”
The 39-year-old singer also shared how he felt when Regine accepted his invitation to be part of his concert and allowed him to perform some of her songs. “Kaya when she easily said yes to joining me on stage for #BecomingIce, na windang ako ng bongga. And yes, maglalakas loob akong kantahin ang mga kanta niya so please, be kind to me guys.
“Ate Reg, you've remained to be an inspiration not just to me but to countless artists. Hindi lang dahil sa talento mo pero dahil sa kung sino ka bilang tao.
“Thank you for saying yes to me. :)”
Aside from Regine, Ice’s other special guest performers include Gary Valenciano and drag queens Brigiding, Eva Le Queen, Marina Summers, Precious Paula Nicole, Turing, and Viña’s Deluxe. #BecomingIce will be held at the Theatre at Solaire in Pasay City on October 15, 8 pm, Saturday. Tickets are available at Ticketworld 8891-9999 and at www.premier.ticketworld.com.ph